[linux-dvb] Compro VideoMate E650 hybrid PCIe DVB-T and analog TV/FM capture card

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Mon Sep 1 00:10:32 CEST 2008

Thomas Goerke wrote:
>> Tom,
>> (Jackden please try first patch and provide feedback, if that doesn't
>> work for your card, then try this and provide feedback)
>> The second dmesg (with debugging) didn't show me what I was looking
>> for, but from past experience I will try something else.  I was looking
>> for some dma errors from the cx23885 driver, these usually occured
>> while streaming is being attempted.
>> Attached to this email is another patch.  The difference between the
>> first one and the second one is that I load an extra module (cx25840),
>> which normally is not required for DVB as it is part of the analog side
>> of this card.  This does NOT mean analog will be supported.
>> As of today the main v4l-dvb can be used with this patch and this means
>> that the cx23885-leadtek tree will soon disappear. So step 2 above has
>> been modified to: "Check out the latest v4l-dvb source".
>> Other then that step 4 has a different file name for the patch.
>> Steps that need to be completed are: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 & 11. (As you
>> have completed the missing steps already).
>> If the patch works, please do not stop communicating, as I have to
>> perform one more patch to prove that cx25840 is required and my
>> assumptions are correct. Once this is completed I will send it to
>> Steven Toth for inclusion in his test tree. This will need to be tested
>> by you again, and if all is working well after a week or more it will
>> be included into the main tree.
>> Regards,
>> Stephen
>> --
> Stephen,
> After following Steven Toth's advice re CPIA, applying your patch and then
> make, make install, I can now report that the Compro E800F card is working!
> This is very impressive and thanks for your help.
> I have added the card to MythTV and all channels were successfully added.  I
> am not sure about the comparable signal strength's compared to the Hauppauge
> Nova card I also have installed - this is something I can provide feedback
> on at a later stage.
> I have tried from a soft and hard reset and all seems ok.
> See below for the o/p from dmesg.  Please let  me know if there is anything
> else you would like to try/test.


It looks like your patches work. If you want this merged then mail me 
the patch, I'll put this up on a ~stoth/cx23885-something tree and we 
can have Thomas test one more time before a merge request is generated.

Good work.



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